21st Sep, 2022 10:00

The Autumn Auction

Lot 302

A George IV rosewood revolving drum table by Gillows of Lancaster

A George IV rosewood revolving drum table by Gillows of Lancaster
The plain circular top over a recessed frieze having four flush drawers, raised on a hexagonal section baluster column on a trefoil base raised on bun feet, 128.5cm wide x 73.5cm high, one drawer stamped Gillows Lancaster.


From a significant mid-Wales country house.


A similar Gillows drum table was sold at Christie's South Kensington rooms, 3 November 2011, lot 40, but with a leather inset top. The shape of pedestal and base is nearly identical and features several times in Gillows estimate sketch books of the 1820s on similar drum-top library as well as loo tables. Another example can be found in the collection of Dunham Massey, Cheshire, with an octagonal top.

Sold for £3,000

Condition Report
Generally good with some minor signs of age and use.  A small veneer repair to the lower edge of the frieze adjacent to one of the drawers.  A section of moulding to the pedestal adrift but present and intact (merely needs re-glueing).  Minor cosmetic marks and scuffs to the base and feet.  Drawer action is good.  Revolving action is good and smooth.

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